Structure and electronic properties of silicon and germanium network polyhedra

Katsumi Tanigaki, Takeshi Rachi, Ryotaro Kumashiro, Takuya Nishino, Kiyotsugu Narita, Naoya Komatsu

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Clathrates of type I to type III are presented from the two points of views. The first one is intriguing electronic states appearing from the variation in phonons. The various phonons ranging from lattice phonons, intra-clusier phonons and atomic phonons are described in connection to the electronic states created via electron-phonon interactions, The other issue is the application to thermoelectric power materials on a basis of lhe concept of phonon-glass-clectroncrystal (PGEC).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid-State Chemistry of Inorganic Materials VI
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781604234336
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2006 Nov 272006 Nov 29

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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